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5 Wedding Trends That Have to Go: A Wedding Planner's Rant

Sandy Malone | Posted 05.27.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

I am JUST the wedding planner. That means I help brides and grooms choose venues, vendors and arrange logistics. The bride (and sometimes groom) choose the colors, the theme and the general spirit of the décor.

How to Easily and Painlessly Save Money (and Involve Your Fiancé) in Your Wedding Planning

Claudia Maittlen-Harris | Posted 05.26.2014 | Weddings
Claudia Maittlen-Harris

While planning a wedding is definitely a woman's world, I do believe most brides want their groom to enjoy the day and feel a part of the decision-making.

Bridesmaids Can Be Total Slobs -- How to Minimize the Damage to the Bridal Suite

Sandy Malone | Posted 05.24.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Don't let your bridal party behave like teenage slobs in your honeymoon suite on your wedding night, or you'll have memories you really didn't want.

25 Reasons To Appreciate Your Best Friends On Your Wedding Day

Posted 03.24.2014 | Weddings

By Kristen Klein for Bridal Guide Your main focus on your wedding day will (rightfully so) be your spouse-to-be, but don't forget about your suppor...

5 Ways To Announce That You're Expecting At Your Wedding

Amber Harrison | Posted 05.21.2014 | Weddings
Amber Harrison

Your wedding day is quickly approaching but you may be bursting to share even more exciting news -- you're expecting!

I Took A 675-Day Honeymoon Around The World (And You Can Too!)

Anne Collins Howard | Posted 05.20.2014 | Weddings
Anne Collins Howard

This was our chance to explore, share new experiences, and celebrate our life together so we quit our jobs, rented out our house, and set out on HoneyTrek: Our 675-day honeymoon around the world.

3 Tips for Talking Wedding Budget

Maureen R. Goldman | Posted 05.20.2014 | Weddings
Maureen R. Goldman

When you are planning your own wedding (and likely even if you're not) it has to be done and done well. Don't be scared -- with these three fool-proof tips, you can do it!

An Open Letter to My Future Fiancé

Lia Seth | Posted 05.19.2014 | Weddings
Lia Seth

The proposal is going to make for a magical story that she'll be telling everyone for the rest of your lives. It's the moment those months of meticulous repins and reblogs change from fantasizing about the wedding to actually planning it openly.

5 Tips to Avoid 'Identity Theft' When Planning Your Wedding

Maureen R. Goldman | Posted 05.19.2014 | Weddings
Maureen R. Goldman

I have loved being engaged. I still love it. But I have come to realize that this period of my life is just that, a moment. At my core, I am not a fiancée.

Why Allison Williams Is In No Rush To Plan Her Wedding

Posted 03.18.2014 | Weddings

Sometimes brides-to-be get so caught up in wedding planning that they forget to have fun being engaged. That's not the case for "Girls" star Allis...

10 Dos And Don'ts All Wedding Guests Must Follow

Amanda Goetz | Posted 05.18.2014 | Weddings
Amanda Goetz

I won't deny that all the new amazing apps and technology available have made many parts of the planning process easier and attending a wedding more enjoyable; however, wedding guests need to brush up on their social media manners before they ruin someone's special day.

Being a Bridezilla Can Destroy Your Whole Wedding Planning Experience -- Tips for Behaving Yourself

Sandy Malone | Posted 05.18.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

A little bit of honey goes a long way...

6 Ways To Edit Your Bridesmaid List

Danielle Tate | Posted 05.17.2014 | Weddings
Danielle Tate

Knowing your feelings ahead of time can save both you and your long distance friend from scenarios where she's logistically set up to disappoint you.

Here's How To Get Jamie Lynn Spears' Wedding Look

Posted 03.17.2014 | Weddings

By Stefania Sainato for Bridal Guide Jamie Lynn Spears made for a stunning bride at her wedding in New Orleans on March 14! The country singer and ...

How Your Home State Can Inspire Your Wedding

Posted 03.17.2014 | Weddings

Lover.ly -- search, save, shop and share wedding ideas in one place. By Kellee Khalil for Lover.ly Faced with a tough job market, many Millenn...

25 Lace Wedding Gowns That Will Make You Swoon

Posted 03.24.2014 | Weddings

By Naima DiFranco for Bridal Guide From delicate Chantilly to bold Alençon, lace has been the fabric of choice on the bridal runways these past f...

Try These 5 Steps to Improving Relations With Your Future Family-in-Law Before the Big Day

Sandy Malone | Posted 05.14.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

You do not have to love hanging out with your future mother in law, and it's also okay to think your future sister in law is a piece of trash. But you should make the decision YOURSELF as to whether you love your fiancé enough to tolerate the baggage.

Proof That Single Guys Love Planning Their Non-Existent Weddings Too

Posted 03.13.2014 | Weddings

If you think women are the only ones poring over bridal magazines, picking color schemes and imagining their wedding day attire long before getting en...

The Big Wedding Planning Mistake New Brides Make

Posted 03.13.2014 | Weddings

By Davia Lee for Bridal Guide One of the biggest wedding-planning challenges can be cohesiveness — presenting a consistent vision for your e...

Should You Break Up With Your Vendor?

Renee Strauss | Posted 05.12.2014 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

It is easy to be influenced by a professional, but this is your very special day, so make sure your requests are heard. Get what you want. But, to do so, you'll need to know what you want -- and that means you need to do your homework.

5 Money Questions To Ask Before Your Wedding Day

Chris Easter | Posted 05.10.2014 | Weddings
Chris Easter

Talking about money might not be as fun as discussing the songs your reception band will play or the tropical location in which you'll be honeymoon...

How To Add A Touch Of Vintage Chic To Your Big Day

Posted 03.10.2014 | Weddings

By Kellee Khalil for Lover.ly Antique suitcases and retro furniture were once de rigueur at vintage-chic real weddings. Now, couples are opting for...

10 Things You Should Never Do After Getting Engaged

Sandy Malone | Posted 05.09.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Don't let the stress of wedding planning ruin the fun of being engaged. Try to be your normal selves and bask in the glow of the shiny diamond. And remember to keep your nails pretty.

12 Ways To Add Irish Flair To Your Wedding

Posted 03.11.2014 | Weddings

By Kristen Klein for Bridal Guide In honor of St. Patrick's Day on March 17, here are some of our favorite ways to honor your Irish heritage on you...

12 Wedding Looks Inspired By Oscar Gowns

Posted 03.05.2014 | Weddings

By Kellee Khalil for Lover.ly Sunday night's Oscars offered up a parade of glamorous stars, memorable moments, and nary a single fashion misstep. (...